The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune

Tower of Hercules Lighthouse, A CoruñaThursday 13 June to Thursday 27 June 2024

We combine the northern “Green” coast of Spain with its spectacular coastline and vibrant cities with a short visit to south western France. Travel by rail on several metre gauge lines, take the rack railway up to La Rhune and spend time exploring Bilbao, Gijon and A Coruña.


Rails, Trails & Tracks of the Mid Pennines

Haworth Village - © Darrell Evans/shutterstockSunday 16 June to Friday 21 June 2024

Spend a few transport-themed days in Brontë Country including behind the scenes access on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, travel by vintage bus and learn more about the industrial history of the area.


Northern France

Rouen Medieval Quarter - © Catarina Belova/shutterstockWednesday 19 June to Wednesday 3 July 2024

Journey with us through Northern France, a destination known for its history, cuisine and spectacular coastline. With historic cities, rivers, coast and heritage railways there is something for everyone on this tour.


Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads

Jeti Oguz Valley, Kyrgyzstan - © David Grosvenor

Thursday 4 July to Monday 15 July 2024

Kyrgyzstan is a remote mountainous country bordering China and forms part of the Old Silk Road. Much of its rural population is still nomadic and this tour gives us the chance to understand their history and way of life whilst marvelling at the magnificent scenery in which they live.


Lindau & Lake Constance

St Gallen, SwitzerlandMonday 2 September to Tuesday 10 September 2024

Lindau, a delightful German town situated at the north-eastern corner of Lake Constance, is also close to both Switzerland and Austria, making it an ideal base for exploring the region.


The Splendour of Corsica

NiceTuesday 3 September to Monday 16 September 2024

No flights required as you travel by train and ferry to this geographically diverse, Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island’s narrow gauge system with the travel card provided. Soak up Corsican culture with free time in the coastal towns of Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio.


Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

Dresden by River Elbe - © GNTB/Kiedrowski, RainerWednesday 4 September to Wednesday 18 September 2024

This popular tour combines high speed rail with local and narrow-gauge lines that have survived the Cold War and are still operational. We stay in Dresden and Stralsund to ride nearby heritage railways, and of course charming Wernigerode to explore the scenic Harz Railway. Extending on previous tours we journey on two additional lines this year - the Feldbahn in Frankfurt and the Döllnitzbahn in Saxony.


Scottish Islands & Highlands

Fort William - © travelight/shutterstockFriday 6 September to Thursday 19 September 2024

A small group tour that travels through the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Meet local islanders and learn more about life on the isles – this holiday aims to be much more immersive than previous tours. Transport is provided by local companies on the islands and local guides are used where possible to add depth and value.


Trams & Trains of Austria

Achenseebahn - © John TeasdaleFriday 6 September to Monday 16 September 2024

From Innsbruck via a brief hop over the border to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and on to Vienna and Frankfurt, this tour includes stunning scenic journeys by standard, narrow gauge, steam, cog railways, cable cars and extensive tram networks. Journeys that combine panoramic mountain and lake views with metro city travel.


Mountain Railways of Switzerland

Lausanne Quayside - © Roman Babakin/ShutterstockWednesday 11 September to Tuesday 24 September 2024

Spend two weeks touring and ascending the famous peaks of the Swiss Alps – by train! Enjoy the stunning views from the top of some of Switzerland’s most impressive mountains courtesy of engineering excellence and gravity defying railways.


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  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
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